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Lost Ghost, Sarah by artist Linda Lyons

$ 500.00
Mixed media, 18" tall and 7" wide

Materials Used: LaDoll Premix Paperclay, galvanized steel frame, aluminum foil, cotton batting around upper arms and thighs of doll with a stretch cotton bodysuit over the batting. Polyfill used to fill out other areas of the body. Head, neck, lower arms, lower leg all sculpted in paperclay except shoes sculpted in polymer clay. Glastic brand acrylic eyes sealed with 3-D crystal laquer, vintage lace and fabric for her clothing further distressed with a wood burning tool and distress ink, Tibetan lambs wool hair, vintage rhinestones, baby in her arms made from stretch cotton with paperclay sculpted head and limbs, painted in acrylic paint, crackle paint and soft pastels. Sealed with a matte spray varnish.

"Lost Ghost, Sarah" was inspired by my love of ghost stories and an old soap opera, "Dark Shadows". I love the name, Sarah, and always thought of a ghost whenever I heard the name. I wanted to create a little lost spirit that has died tragically and doesn't understand where she is. Her right arm is reaching out to the viewer like she is trying to communicate and wants to find her family or ask for help. She clings to her favorite old babydoll, her only comfort while searching the earth until she finds peace. The sadness in her eyes and out reached hand are saying, "Please help me...why can't you hear or see me?" I know sometimes in life, we may feel like a ghost when we feel rejected, unloved or like we don't matter. It's like we don't exist...like we are a ghost.

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